The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way.Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Coul...

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Title:The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
Author:Brian Greene
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ISBN:0965900584
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:569 pages

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality Reviews

  • Joe
    Aug 06, 2007
    You probably know more about physics than you think. See, right there, when your brain registered the p-word, a black hole of anxiety opened up in the pit of your stomach from which nothing can escape. Your underarms began to radiate heat as your mind conjured memories of stuffy high school laborato...
  • Jen Padgett Bohle
    Dec 04, 2007
    Hmmm...I can now talk basics about String Theory and physics at a cocktail party. Get me into anything more than general commentary, discoveries, famous names and famous theories, and I'm completely at a loss. Green is a likable and passionate author, but for readers without a physics knowledge base...
  • Trevor
    Jan 30, 2009
    Did you know that Schrödinger’s equation is a perfect anagram of “A Second Herring Quits”? And is a near perfect anagram of “Surely someone’s taking the piss”? The second anagram relies, of course (and almost entirely), on a rather judicious application of Heisenberg...
  • Kristen
    May 06, 2009
    I GIVE UPYou win this round science book **(shakes fist in anger)**In fact, after reading this book I've given up on science completely in favor the Nabokovian theory of very young earth creationism: The World Was Created This Morning. "Theoretically there is no absolute proof that one's awakening i...
  • Greg
    Mar 13, 2011
    I like to talk shit about science sometimes. Sometimes it's just to push people's buttons and other times it's because of the pop side of science is ridiculous (you know like the studies that get quoted on your web-browsers start-up page, which may even be contradicted a few days from now by some ot...
  • Paul  Perry
    Jan 26, 2012
    Glancing at the reviews for Brian Greene's overview of how we view the stuff of which our universe is made, it seems that some people base their rating and opinion on how much they agree with the science, or how credible they find it. While I have read a fair few popular science books – especia...
  • Fortunr
    Jan 07, 2013
    Wow, what a wonderful book. What a ride it was. Brian is definitely one of the best science popularisers about, hands down. It is amazing how he manages to convey potentially complex subjects, such as quantum mechanics and relativity, in a simple but at the same time rigorous manner. And he does tha...
  • Stian
    Dec 07, 2014
    Let's start with the positives: Greene does an excellent job of explaining very hard-to-understand concepts in non-mathematical ways. That said, I think it was unecessary to use popular culture the way he did. It feels silly, reading about Einstein and general relativity and getting an example which...
  • J.M. Hushour
    Dec 22, 2014
    Being utterly unscientific (I still believe toasters toast toast by invoking thrice the name of said bread and summoning forth a kind of crisping deity), I pounce on shit for the lay reader. Sacks, Sagan, Ramachandran, Richard Simmons, etc. I had never heard of Brian Greene and have typically held p...
  • Mahmoud Homsi
    Dec 31, 2015
    رأسي آلمني كثيراً خلال قراءة هذا الكتاب و لكن مع ذلك لم أستطع تركهحسناً.. إليك بعض المعل...